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RYANI Volvo Youth Championships

See below from RYA:

The RYANI Volvo Youth Championships will be held at Ballyholme Yacht Club on the 29th and 30th September 2012.  Entries shall be accepted online until the 26th September, after which entry shall close (please see the Notice of Race).

In 2011, 115 competitors raced for the overall Youth and Junior titles as well as the NI Schools Cup from over 12 clubs in the region.   The current NI Olympic sailors have competed at the event in previous years with 3 sailors competing at London 2012.

Richard Honeyford, Performance Manager for the RYANI comments “the RYANI Volvo Youth Championships is a great opportunity for youth sailors from across Northern Ireland to come together and race with their peers.  The experience levels range from sailors competing at their first championship to those who have competed at the highest international levels, giving a great platform to learn and progress at a multi class event.”

The event website can be found at  . Sailors should read the NOR and enter through this site.   Further details will also be made online in the lead up to the event.

Entry is now open – be sure to get your application in early!


Health and Safety Notice

Health and Safety Notice – Issued 26th June 2012


Following the recent fire and total loss of Carrickfergus Sailing Club Building I would like bring to everyone’s attention the following Health & Safety measures related to CSBC Club House.

• The Electrical meter and Boiler rooms are to remain locked and are not to be used for storage. (Please note : I have removed items from electrical switch room and left in Training Room until alternative storage is found. These should not be put back into this room).

• All electrical equipment within the building, with a plug top (and without a dedicated notice and isolation switch) must be unplugged when the building is closed. See list below :

o Radios, water heaters, extension leads, chargers, micro-waves, dish/glass washers.

• Light fittings are to be not to have anything placed over or beside them which would impede their ventilation.

o Please note: Includes low voltage bar fittings and wall lights.

• No one is permitted to interfere with the electrical circuits without authorisation from the Maintenance and/or Health & Safety Officers.

• Under no circumstances should petrol, diesel or gas be stored in the building, irrespective of whether it is in a suitable container.

• No flammable material is to be stored under the internal or external stair cases.

Thank you for your co-operation in advance,


Ciaran O’Reilly

Health and Safety Officer